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Ray’s Daily

January 8, 2019

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Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.

Matt Cameron

be positive

You have often heard me say that in every adverse situation there are benefits. While still on the road to recovery from my recent intestinal illness I did lose 6 pounds and in only 4 days. While effective I don’t recommend it as a diet. Now I can concentrate on healing my broken toe.

One good thing is that everything will be uphill from here. I look forward to the months ahead and dealing with whatever comes. I like what Angel Chernoff published recently and intend to follow her advice.

 19 Powerful Affirmations We Should Say to Ourselves in 2019

  1. “The biggest and most complex obstacle I will ever have to overcome is my mind.  If I can overcome that, I can overcome anything.”
  2. “I cannot control exactly what happens in life, but I can control how I respond to it all.  In my response is my greatest power.”
  3. “I have to accept whatever comes my way, and the only important thing is that I meet it with the best I have to give.”
  4. “I will stop focusing on how stressed I am and remember how blessed I am.  Complaining won’t change my reality, but a positive attitude will.”
  5. “Being positive does not mean ignoring the negative.  Being positive means overcoming the negative.  There is a big difference between the two.”
  6. “I will not get caught up in what could’ve been or should’ve been.  I will look instead at the power and possibility of what is, right now.”
  7. “I am not a product of my circumstances.  I am a product of my decisions.  It’s about not letting my fear decide my future.”
  8. “I will get back up.  Again, and again.  The faster I recover from setbacks, the faster I’ll get to where I’m going in life.”
  9. “My next step in the right direction does not have to be a big one.”
  10. “Patience is a genuine expression of confidence, acceptance, serenity, and faith in my own ability.  It’s a sign of strength.  I will practice it.”
  11. “When I find that I don’t have time for what matters, I will stop doing things that don’t.”
  12. “I can always feel the genuine, positive power that flows from my decision to rise above the petty drama and distractions that don’t really matter anyway.”
  13. “Instead of getting angry, I will find the lesson.  In place of envy, I will feel admiration.  In place of worry, I will take positive action.  In place of doubt, I will have faith.”
  14. “There’s nothing selfish about self-care and self-love.  I can’t give what I don’t have.  When I enrich my own life, I’ll be life-giving to others too.”
  15. “When the grass looks greener on the other side, it’s just life’s way of reminding me to water the grass I’m standing on.”
  16. “From now on I will be too busy watering my own grass to notice if yours is greener.”
  17. “I will focus on making myself better, not on thinking I am better.”
  18. “I will practice gratitude, even in the midst of frustration and despair, so I can better see the positive possibilities around me.”
  19. “Happiness does not start when ‘this, that or the other’ thing is resolved.  Happiness is what happens now, when I make the best of what I have.”

~~~

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”

Marcus Aurelius

~~~

At the airport for a business trip, I settled down to wait for the boarding announcement at Gate 35. Then I heard the voice on the public address system saying, “We apologize for the inconvenience, but Delta Flight 570 will board from Gate 41.” So my family picked up our luggage and carried it over to Gate 41.

Not ten minutes later the public address voice told us that Flight 570 would in fact be boarding from Gate 35. So again we gathered our carry-on luggage and returned to the original gate.

Just as we were settling down, the public address voice spoke again: “Thank you for participating in Delta’s physical fitness program.”

~~~

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.

Maya Angelou

~~~

The passengers on a cruise ship were fascinated by the sight of a bedraggled, bearded man on a small island.  The ship passed slowly by as he desparately shouted and waved his arms.

“Who is that person on the island?” one of the passengers asked a ship’s officer…

“I have no idea,” mused the officer “but every year when we pass that island he goes crazy.”

~~~

I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.

Caskie Stinnett

~~~

Cruise Directors STOLEN Jokes

If you’ve ever cruised, you’ll recognize these jokes, or if you just going, listen for them!

The first time you see your cabin, you say, “What could be smaller than this?”   Then you open the bathroom door!

“The pool must be ocean water.   Look at the size of the waves.”

“Do these stairs go up or down?”

“Does the crew sleep on board?” (No, we tow them in the life boats.) ”

“Do the ship generate it’s own electricity?” (No, we pull an extension cord from Miami.)

“Is there music in the Disco?”

“What time is the Midnight Buffet?”

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If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.

Cesare Pavese

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A newlywed couple, after bringing their luggage into their cabin, stormed down to the desk. The bride was in tears, and the groom was red faced. When asked what the problem was, the groom started swearing at the desk clerk. “We booked a cabin with a view for our honeymoon, and all we get to see out the window is a parking lot!”

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“We don’t see the things the way they are. We see things the way WE are.”

Talmud

~~~

Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

Management is not responsible for duplicates from previous dailies. The editor is somewhat senile.

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